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I really want something crunchy, and then came an a-ha!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

I like crunchy food and when I am stressed, crunching helps. So, with this change in eating, I have nothing that makes the right kind of crunch. Veggies do not crunch like a potato chip...etc

The struggle to figure out why no crunchy foods and how wrong it was to not get crunchy foods when stressed and needing to crunch helped me see this: I use food to cover my stress instead of tackling the stress issue and de-stressing it. Oh, so that is why I am learning to eat differently, to learn to stop eating my stress!! Ohhhhh. Start doing something different!!!!! Ohhhhhhh.

So far, I have not come up with a great change in plans for the crunchy need but now I know to stop and figure out the stress and look for a way to deal with the stress, determine if it is imminent danger vs irritation and I need see the bigger picture of the situation (like the other side of it :)

Water didn't seem to have an effect but maybe if I keep drinking it instead of the crunching fix, one day I will want a water fix!!!! It could happen if I retrain my brain...lol

Crunching now is a clue I need to go deal with an issue. This is going to be a project in process!! and I thought it was all about losing weight.
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AHROBSON 7/17/2013 9:47AM

  although you posted this a while ago, the same issue of wanting crunchy stuff possibly applies to lots of people - I sure feel like that. right now i have just munched on a bag of crisps as it was all i could lay my hands on to crunch away my tension.
Ice works for me. it is cold, hard and has zero calories so a winner all round. if i am out and about I buy the cheapest drink I can and ask for a full glass of ice! I can crunch away my frustration and feel a bit better afterwards knowing I haven't chewed my way through a load of calories. Obviously it would be better to solve my stress issue instead but hey, one thing at a time!

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/18/2012 6:41AM

    LOL! A-hah! is right... it is an amazing journey to wellness, learning what our "nervous habits" are, our cues to work on an issue. Doesn't mean we'll never "crunch" again... but it means we are smarter about what that urge to "crunch" means! Here's to learning / deciding more consciously how to cope with feelings!

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DAGNY6ALT 3/17/2012 10:42PM

    One step at a time! You can do it! I know your 'crunchy' pains. I've been chewing more gum and drinking more water but that crunch desire is still there.

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